Getting Started with Slack

The official launch of Slack is here!

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the official launch of Slack: UCLA’s new collaboration and messaging tool for students, faculty, and staff. Slack is designed to help us communicate and work together, connecting us to UCLA information and resources in the current remote environment.

As Slack is a dynamic messaging platform for community discussion, we encourage you to log on and take a look around the UCLA Community space. UCLA’s implementation of Slack uses your UCLA logon, so you do not need to set up a new account. It is easy to get started, and step-by-step instructions can be found here: How to Use Slack.

On this page, you’ll find a Staff Quick Reference Guide for Slack, as well as training and support materials. Based on how you envision using Slack in your department or team at UCLA, we have resources to help get your teams set up.

IT Services has been working with local IT departments to coordinate implementation and support, and we look forward to working with you to meet your goals for effective collaboration. Slack is one of several tools available to enhance productivity while working remotely. We invite you to explore these applications at the IT Services Connect at Home site.

Note: Access to UCLA Slack is available to non-clinical students, faculty, and staff. For UCLA Health Sciences, please verify the use of appropriate communication and collaboration tools with your department.

For help or additional questions, please contact either your local IT team or the IT Support Center at, 310-267-HELP (4357).

Thank you,

Lucy Avetisyan
Associate Vice Chancellor
Chief Information Officer